No. 13 Women’s Swimming & Diving Routs Rose Hulman

No. 13 Women’s Swimming & Diving Routs Rose Hulman

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The No. 13 ranked Calvin women's swimming & diving sank the Fightin' Engineers of Rose Hulman on Friday night, winning 14 of the 16 events. With the victory, Calvin improves to 5-2 on the season.

The Knights opened the evening winning the first nine events.

The Maroon and Gold recorded the two fastest times in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of freshman Hannah Chao (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington), senior Rachel Mattson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron), junior Alyssa Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and junior Madelyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./Allegan) won with a time of 1:52.85.

Junior Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney) had a successful swim in the 1000-meter freestyle, winning at 11:04.86.

Calvin recorded a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle. Leading the pack was senior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) at 1:56.98. In second place was junior Kendall Murphy (Modesto, Calif./Home School) at 1:59.46 and Alyssa Oezer in third place at 2:03.82.

The Knights swept the 100-yard backstroke on Friday night. Hannah Chao won the event at 1:00.31, with sophomore Abbey Wellman (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) placing second at 1:03.32. In third place was junior Daniella Sugijanto (Walnut Creek, Calif./Northgate) at 1:04.06 and sophomore Emily Slenk (Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian) secured a fourth-place finish at 1:05.84.

Rachel Mattson touched the wall first in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:12.83.

In the 200-yard butterfly, Kendall Murphy won with a time of 2:19.70. Freshman Audrey McFarland (Seattle, Wash./Ballard) finished in second place at 2:28.38 and freshman Laura Barbachyn (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) in third place at 2:36.57.

The four-fastest times in the 50-yard freestyle came from Calvin on Friday. Abby Van Harn had a winning time of 24.56. In second place was junior Ka'lee Sparks (Otsego, Mich./Otsego) at 25.98, in third place was freshman Jenna Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and sophomore Sydney Boyer (Bristol, Ind./Northridge) rounded up the pack at 26.40.

The Knights brought out the brooms in the 100-yard freestyle. The sweep started with Abby Van Harn at 53.11. Sophomore Libby Engle (Troy, Mich./Troy) secured a second-place finish at 55.59 and Hannah Chao clocked in a time of 55.98. Rachel Mattson secured the sweep at 56.85.

The 200-yard backstroke was all Calvin; Anna Serino secured the victory at 2:16.16. Abbey Wellman swam a second-place swim of 2:18.81, with Emily Slenk taking the bronze at 2:21.65. Sydney Boyer finished the sweep at 2:22.12.

The Maroon and Gold secured the three-fastest times in the 500-yard freestyle on Friday. Kendall Murphy earned her second victory of the evening at 5:23.50. In second place was Madelyn Smith at 5:27.79 and freshman Robyn Ellens (Hamilton, Mich./Holland Christian) in third place at 5:38.

The Knights owned the diving boards on Friday. Senior Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North) won the 1-meter event at 288.45 and the 3-meter at 312.30. Freshman Joselyn Smith (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland West) placed second in both events.

Jenna Oezer was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking in at 1:00.67.

The fastest team in the 400-yard freestyle relay was an exhibition team from Calvin. The team of Madelyn Smith, Anna Serino, Rachel Mattson and Abby Van Harn finished at 3:41.37.

The Knights return to action on Saturday in split action. The Knights host Alma College and travel to Franklin to face Franklin and DePauw.